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Gender, the work-life course, and livelihood strategies in a South Indian fish market

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Abstract:

This article examines how gender ideologies differentially inform men and women's work-life courses in the fishing economy of southern India. Drawing on interviews conducted with fish traders in Trivandrum, India in 1993-94 and 1999, we construct economic life histories for men and women traders. These are then used to illustrate how gender creates different patterns of paid work for men and women throughout their life courses and to analyze how men and women formulate livelihood strategies differently as a result.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0966369042000218473

Affiliations: 1: Department of Geography East Carolina University NC USA 2: Independent Scholar

Publication date: June 1, 2004

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